Most challenging song(s) for you personally that you were proud of yourself for learning and performing well!
Date: November 23, 2013
For me, right now, the most awesomely hard song I ever did with my choir was I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes by Leo Sowerby. It went everywhere but where my ear wanted to go, and the 6/4 time signature was a killer(what a mean thing to do to singers, haha!), but you know what? We did it, and it was awesome! Another one was the Deposuit Potentes movement of Vivaldi's "Magnificat" which can run away from you if you don't stay on top of the rhythm. Then he tries to trip you at the end of the run with a weird interval! (Meanie! :)) I ended up memorizing that movement and it was easy by the time I performed it with my choir.
It's the BEST feeling to "get" a song!
So I'd like to ask all of you--
Is there any music that looked like a mountain to you until you figured it out and nailed it?